8 Waterfall Hikes In Alberta That Only Locals Know About

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8 Waterfall Hikes In Alberta That Only Locals Know About

If you love chasing waterfalls, chances are you've seen the Sunwapta Falls on repeat. But there are so many other cascading sights to discover off the beaten path. We're spilling all the waterfall hikes in Alberta that only locals know about.

Instead of another trip back at Athabasca Falls, it is time to spice up your hiking route. It is always way more fun to switch things up and see new sights.

The province is full of stunning trails to mountain cliffs, turquoise swimming holes and plenty of waterfalls.

On the next sunny day, lace up your shoes and start exploring. Just think about all the stunning photos you'll be able to take!

You'll be surprised how many falls only a short drive away you never realized were there. Plus, some of these attractions, even have camping sites so that you can escape for a weekend with friends.

If you are like us, you'll want to see them all. So why not challenge yourself to view every spot on this list before fall arrives?

Not only would you enjoy some relaxing time outdoors, but you'll make so many memories along the journey. Have fun hunting waterfalls, and working your way through this list.

Silverton Falls

Address: Improvement District No. 9, AB

Why You Need To Go: Usually, people head to main attractions like Lake Louise or Moraine Lake when visiting Banff National Park. But inside, there are so many other wonderous sights, like Silverton Falls.

Bertha Falls

Address: Improvement District No. 4, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a 5.5-kilometre hike to reach this magnificent cascading waterfall in Waterton.

Hard Luck Canyon

Address: Woodland County, AB

Why You Need To Go: This ultra-top secret waterfall is near a pond where you can see adorable beavers swimming. There is also a charming picnic, so make sure to pack a lunch and spend the afternoon.

Ribbon Falls

Address: Kananaskis, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can find Ribbon Falls, in Spray Valley Provincial Park. It is a fantastic weekend road trip, as you can camp here with your BFF.

Kakwa Falls

Address: Greenview No. 16, AB

Why You Need To Go: It is a short and painless 1.2-kilometre hike to reach the gigantic Kakwa Falls.

Tangle Falls

Address: Icefields Pkwy., Improvement District No. 12, AB

Why You Need To Go: There is so much to love about Tangle Falls. Not only is it very easy to reach in Jasper National Park, but it is also an eye-catching multi-tiered waterfall.

Big Hill Springs Falls

Address: Big Hill Springs Rd., Cochrane, AB

Why You Need To Go: Within Big Hill Springs Provincial Park you can find a series of small waterfalls along a lush forest trail.

Star Creek Falls

Address: Crowsnest Pass, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you are up for a bit of searching, you'll be able to find an impressive waterfall. To find it you'll want to put the location in Google Maps as the trail isn't very well marked.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

Stephanie White
Staff Writer
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